The ongoing war of words between billionaire Mark Cuban and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continues.
In his latest response to Warren, which came on CNN, Cuban throws the criticism that Warren has been directing at him back at her.
This Cuban-Warren feud really got going last month with Cuban slamming Warren for demonizing the wealthy.
Cuban went so far as to accuse Warren of being “everything wrong with politics.” And, in response to Warren’s insistence that wealthy individuals like Cuban ought to be paying more taxes, Cuban bluntly said, “screw you.”
Warren, however, didn’t back down.
“Mark Cuban and his kind need to pay their taxes,” Warren said in response. “And, we need to change the laws, so they are not written just by the lobbyists for Mark Cuban and his buddies, so that they don’t get exploited, so they don’t get to take advantage of every one of loopholes that they’ve built in.”
“We need to change the law,” Warren insisted.
Cuban’s latest response
It came during a recent interview that Cuban did with CNN’s Chris Wallace. There, Cuban pointed out that Warren’s criticism of Cuban can be directed back at her.
Look, [Warren] was a waitress. She deserves all the credit in the world. She busted her a** to go from being a waitress and starting and being a single parent to being a multi-millionaire. Good for her. But, what about her kind? Should she be judged just based off of her pocketbook? Was it okay to listen to me when I was poor and sleeping on the floor but not okay to listen to what I have to say because I’m wealthy now?
Cuban, in the interview, also addressed some of the claims that Warren made against him, saying:
My buddies aren’t rich. My buddies are my high school friends, my college friends. It’s not like there is a collective of people who try to change tax law. Second, I don’t lobby anybody to change the tax laws.
Cuban concluded by further backing up his claim that Warren is “everything wrong with politics.”
Cuban said, “that’s what politics is today: who can I cast aspersions at? Who can I demonize to make them look like bad guys so I look like the good one?”